KIARA BRAMASCO WRITES – Interns at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) apparently left their posts recently just long enough to beat up approximately 10 journalists, leaving one critically injured. What would Hippocrates say? On April 22, The Daily Star reported that police had been escorting journalists into the hospital the previous Sunday…Full Article BANGLADESH: Medical Interns Attack Journalists
KIARA BRAMASCO WRITES – Internet technology and Twitter join forces to spread awareness of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. The Accord is an independent, legally-binging agreement signed by over 100 apparel corporations, several Bangladeshi Unions, two global trade unions, and nineteen countries from Europe, North America,…Full Article BANGLADESH: Tweets for Change
KIARA BRAMASCO WRITES – The Bangladeshi garment industry is no stranger to inspection in recent months, but the spotlight is now shifting from cloth to hide. The industry has been under a microscope ever since 1,129 people died earlier this year in the collapse of Rana Plaza, an eight-story commercial…Full Article BANGLADESH: Spotlight Shifts to Tanneries
KIARA BRAMASCO WRITES – In the hopes of promoting a well rounded education, Bangladesh is turning to the media to showcase its first ever, nation wide quiz. Launched by the leading Bangladeshi newspaper, The Daily Star and the e-learning portal champs21.com, the quiz tested kids from classes VI to X…Full Article BANGLADESH: Televised Nationwide Quiz – No Cheating!
KIARA BRAMASCO WRITES – The hard-working women of Bangladesh were honored recently in an art exhibition just as beautiful as they are, with the added bonus of the art being reusable for housing insulation later! On September 13 a public art exhibition opened in the Korail slum, the largest in…Full Article Bangladesh: Art in the Slums Honors Working Women
KIARA BRAMASCO WRITES – A top editor at Bangladesh’s Amar Desh newspaper has been arrested and at least one human rights group says he’s being tortured in police custody. The international Committee to Protect Journalists, meanwhile, has called on the government to stop its official harassment of the Dhaka daily.…Full Article BANGLADESH: Full Court Press Is Next?
Despite Bangladesh’s relatively weak international recognition as a major garment manufacturer and exporter, it is in fact one of the world’s largest garment manufacturers, being only second to China. As a result, Bangladesh’s economy has been consistently improving. The economic growth, however, has come with many sacrifices and hardships for…Full Article BANGLADESH: Asia Foundation Study Raises Key Issue for Development
The journalists of Bangladesh have found themselves victims of police brutality once again. On Monday, May 27th 2012, The Daily Star reported that three on-duty photojournalists were assaulted by police men the previous day. According to the reports, the journalists were taking photographs of students at Dhaka Women Polytechnic Institute…Full Article BANGLADESH: Journalists Prove Their Story True in Head to Head with Police
The capital of Bangladesh is “virtually under siege”. The Daily Star reported earlier this month that in an attempt to prevent opposition activists and supporters of the BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) from attending the BNP’s rally, the government shut down all railroads and water ways leading to Dhaka, the capital…Full Article BANGLADESH: Newspaper Campaigns for Open Election
On Sunday, February 19th, the UNB Connect, the first fully computerized wire-service news source for Bangladesh, reported that third generation (3G) compatible mobile phones will be initially introduced in Bangladesh in April. The post and telecommunications minister, Razjuddin Ahmed Raju, told reporters that subscribers of Teletalk will be the first…Full Article BANGLADESH: All Wild and Wireless from Dhaka
On Sunday, February 12th, the Daily Star, which is the first Bangladeshi Internet daily, reported that a journalist couple was murdered in their residency building in Dhaka. The couple’s five year old son found Sagar Sarowar and his wife, Meherun Runi, stabbed to death in their bedroom early Saturday morning.Full Article BANGLADESH: Frightened Journalists Threaten Retaliation